Wow. This just gets better and better.
Carl Pavano was diagnosed with a pair of broken ribs, the result of a car accident earlier this month, but he's still scheduled to pitch for Triple-A Columbus on Wednesday and he could rejoin the Yankees next month.
Pavano has made three rehab starts since the injury, and there's little point in trying to wait for the ribs to heal now. He'll try to pitch through the problem, and if he can't, he'll get all of the rest he needs in the offseason. The Yankees are very upset that Pavano didn't reveal that he had been in an accident until the weekend. "Of course I'm angry," GM Brian Cashman said, adding that "it's extremely frustrating" and "it's extremely disappointing." Perhaps they'll look into voiding his contract in the offseason, though they'd need a lot of luck to pull that off.